Bilic: Schweinsteiger should have been sent off

Date published: Sunday 6th December 2015 3:55

Slaven Bilic believes West Ham could have beaten Manchester United, and that Bastian Schweinsteiger should have been dismissed for the hosts.

In an end-to-end encounter, both sides hit the woodwork and were guilty of squandering a host of clear-cut chances, before having to settle for a 0-0 draw.

Hammers boss Bilic, who has seen his team beat Manchester City, Arsenal and Liverpool away from home this season, said: “We could have or should have been in front. I think we deserved at half time to be 1-0 up.

“We hit the post twice and had one great chance from Victor Moses. It is not very common for West Ham to come here and take something away. It is a good day.”

The only disappointment for Bilic was that referee Mark Clattenburg failed to send Schweinsteiger off for what the Croatian deemed to be an elbow on the exceptional Winston Reid.

“It was a moment of madness,” he added. “He deserved to be sent off, but the referee told me he didn’t see it. Fair enough, I believe it. It was an elbow.”

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